Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife... Dir: Kleber Mendonça Filho With: Julia Bernat, Sonia Braga, Humberto Carrão Drama 142 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. Dir: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort With: Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein Adventure | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
The Second Mother
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Dir: Anna Muylaert With: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas Comedy | Drama 112 mins.
The Way He Looks
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro With: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim Drama | Romance 96 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio's decadent elite, Casa Grande depicts a teenage boy's struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy. Dir: Fellipe Barbosa With: Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, Thales Cavalcanti Drama 115 mins.
From Beginning to End
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
Rio, I Love You
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga With: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance 110 mins.